Johannesburg is in a South African region emerging as the country’s next coronavirus epicentre. South Africa's economy is projected to shrink to a record 90-year low of 7.2 per cent due to the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, the finance minister said on June 24, 2020. Photo: AFPJohannesburg is in a South African region emerging as the country’s next coronavirus epicentre. South Africa's economy is projected to shrink to a record 90-year low of 7.2 per cent due to the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, the finance minister said on June 24, 2020. Photo: AFP
Johannesburg is in a South African region emerging as the country’s next coronavirus epicentre. South Africa's economy is projected to shrink to a record 90-year low of 7.2 per cent due to the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, the finance minister said on June 24, 2020. Photo: AFP

South Africa may find the price of healing the economy is a surge in coronavirus cases

  • Health minister said the country could not sustain lockdown ‘the way it was’, people needed to get back to their jobs
  • South Africa is among a growing number of African nations struggling to contain coronavirus, with the number of cases rising sharply in recent weeks
Topic |   Coronavirus Africa
Johannesburg is in a South African region emerging as the country’s next coronavirus epicentre. South Africa's economy is projected to shrink to a record 90-year low of 7.2 per cent due to the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, the finance minister said on June 24, 2020. Photo: AFPJohannesburg is in a South African region emerging as the country’s next coronavirus epicentre. South Africa's economy is projected to shrink to a record 90-year low of 7.2 per cent due to the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, the finance minister said on June 24, 2020. Photo: AFP
Johannesburg is in a South African region emerging as the country’s next coronavirus epicentre. South Africa's economy is projected to shrink to a record 90-year low of 7.2 per cent due to the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, the finance minister said on June 24, 2020. Photo: AFP
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